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Anthony DeCurtis

Anthony DeCurtis


Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and the author of "Lou Reed: A Life," which was published in 2017 and will appear in paperback in November 2018. He also co-wrote Clive Davis's autobiography, "The Soundtrack of My Life," which was a New York Times best-seller. Anthony won a Grammy in the "Best Album Notes" category for his essay accompanying the Eric Clapton box set, "Crossroads." He holds a Ph.D. in American literature and is a Distinguished Lecturer in the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City.

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I’ve written about popular music for nearly forty years, and performance is perhaps the subject that excites me most about it. I’ve always been fascinated by the transformation that occurs when someone takes that last magical step onto the

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